Chinese Factory Mass Produces Cloned Pigs

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As if glowing green pigs from China weren’t odd enough, now a Chinese cloning facility that produces 500 cloned pigs a year is proving that science fiction is becoming ever more real.

The UK’s BBC recently went on a tour of the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), the world’s largest center for pig cloning. Revealed in the televised report are scores of sheds, sometimes up to 90 in a row, housing normal-looking pigs that have been cloned at the facility.

“We can do cloning on a very large scale,” Dr. Yutao Du told the BBC. “30-50 people [clone] so that we can make a cloning factory here.” Read more…

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